The Wilderness Himalayas
Thanedar, Himachal Pradesh.

Far from the madding crowd, ‘The Wilderness’ is a holiday resort located amidst nature. It is an earnest attempt to offer the nature loving traveler a 'home away from home'. Situated at a height of 9000 ft above the sea level, near the skiing town of Narkanda, the resort is owned and operated by a traditional family of apple growers. It is the unique location of the site that brought to life the idea of 'The Wilderness'.

The Wilderness is not a typical tourist place but a destination that offers a lake on one side surrounded with thick cedar woods, cherry and apple orchards and a valley overlooking the majestic Himalayas on the other side. The owner seeks to share with the visitors the simple joys of living with nature by giving a complete holiday experience.

The resort is10 kms. from the famous Hindustan-Tibet national highway/ NH-22. An ideal stop over for travelers going to Sangla valley, Kinnaur and Lahaul spiti. A good detour for Manali via Shoja and Jalori pass.

By Road: Located on NH22, 70Kms from Shimla, approx 2 hours drive. 400kms from Delhi, approx 8 to 9 hours drive.

By Rail: Nearest Narrow Gauge toy train Kalka to Shimla. Nearest Broad Gauge train station at Kalka

By Air: Chandigarh Airport, 5hours drive from ‘The Wilderness’ Shimla Airport, 2 hours drive from ‘The Wilderness’.

January to mid–March – Snowfall.

Mid March to April – Spring time, blossoming of apple and cherry trees.

May to June – Summer season.

July to September – Rainy Season, plucking of apples.

October to December – Autumn sets in and makes way for winter.



In keeping with the owner’s philosophy of providing the guest a ‘home away from home’, all rooms are tastefully furnished and personalized for your comfort, with large windows overlooking a breath taking valley view and snow peaks. On a clear day, catch the rising sun each morning and a starlit sky by the night. In the rainy seasons one can wander around the misty walk trails or simply dally in and observe the fog engulf the mountains. While in the winters, enjoy the snow fall down your window pane and enjoy the warmth of the fire place.

Be to yourself and only to the nature with luxurious accommodation and fresh meals for you to savor. The guests can enjoy a personalized dining experience at the common dining hall and also opt for a cozy meal by the bonfire at night. It is here where all guests gel together and share their travel experiences over snacks/drinks. On request, we arrange Jungle lunch and picnics for families and large groups at amazing locations. The friendly and well-trained staff offers you a rare experience in hospitality.

Open spaces offer outdoor activities for the visitors such as grounds for playing cricket, football, volleyball etc., Indoor activities include various board games. You can ask for painting stand with sketch colors, water colors and crayons for yourself and kids. A corner of the hall has a small in-house-library. Guests can join in for a round of tambola. Adventure sports such as mountain trekking, river rafting are arranged on demand. In winter, skiing courses too are made available.

No parking and traffic problems that generally go synonymous with hill stations.


Cafe’ in the Woods, a delightful cafeteria overlooks the forest, adds charm to The Wilderness.

Meals are served in the dining hall and the lawn area.

Tariff 2017

The accommodation at The Wilderness is ideal for a family. Rs 8000 per couple per day.
(Rs 4500 per person per day).

Extra adult sharing the same room will be charged Rs.3500 per day.

Single Occupancy of a room will be charged Rs. 6000 per day, per person.

Children between 0 to 10 years will be charged 1500 per day.

Drivers and helpers Rs 400 per person per day.

Tarrif includes charges of breakfast and dinner, tea/coffee and bonfire. Lunch can be prepared on special order at an extra charge.

Check in time 3 pm Check out time 11 am.

Taxes as applicable

Nearby attractions : The famous town of Narkanda offers an Alpine skiing slope for the snowsports enthusiasts.....

Kotgarh, a hamlet reflects images of a bygone era frozen in time where the British build one of the earliest military garrisons, has a church dating back to 1872. Built in gothic style, the church stands as one of the oldest buildings of the Church Missionary Society in India.

Thanedhar, apple bowl of Himachal Pradesh, where the famous American missionary Satyanand (Samuel) Stokes planted the first apple sapling.Down below the valley, the fastest flowing river of India, Satluj beckons to be admired.

Hattu Peak, 12000 feet above sea level, offers a scenic trek and a sight of the world at your feet.The area offers lots of flora and fauna with endless walk trails in the forests and the apple and cherry orchards.

Rudyard Kipling, aptly, called Kotgarh "the mistress of the Northern hills" and based his story Lispeth here.

Sutlej River, One of the fastest flowing rivers of India, the bank provides an ideal picnic spot.

Sarahan, Famous for Bhimkali Temple is a popular place of pilgrimage.

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